Research

Passport Program Surveys

1 Jul 2014

This information is about two surveys that we send out: The parent / carer survey, sent to parents or carers who have registered children in the Nature Play QLD Passport to an Amazing Childhood program; and The educator / group leader survey, sent to teachers, instructors or leaders who have…

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What makes a good play area for children?

12 Jun 2014

This literature review, by Dr Lisa Wood and Dr Karen Martin from the University of Western Australia, examines original research relating to the playground characteristics which are most enjoyed by children, and are most conducive to positive experiences and behaviours. This brochure…

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Physical Activity Report Card

22 May 2014

The Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People produced by Active Healthy Kids Australia has been compiled in the hope that it will help inform the nation on how active our children and young people really are. The vision is to update the Report Card annually and continue to coll…

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Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance

17 Feb 2013

The US Department of Education has published research on preparing children and adolescents to thrive in the 21st century, focusing on the potential of "noncognitive" factors that may not be considered in conventional educational approaches. In this brief, we take a close look at a co…

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Managing Risk in Play Provision

1 Jan 2013

Play England has developed a tool to help strike balance between risk and benefit in offering children opportunities for challenging play. This implementation guide shows how play providers can replace current risk assessment practice with an approach that fully takes into account the benefits…

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